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Implementing Academic Accommodations

A guide for course instructors/departments/schools on implementing common academic accommodations in post secondary

Cue Sheet Guidelines

Students must ensure that their cue sheet meets the following guidelines:

  • Double sided, 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper (handwritten or typed)
  • 12 point font or larger
  • Written in English (unless course appropriate)
  • Provides cues ("triggers") the student developed from the course material to assist in the recollection of previously learned information
  • May include acronyms, pictures, acrostics, visual chains, mnemonics, mind maps, diagrams, or other symbols
  • May be organized in a variety of ways, including chronologically, by modules, themes, chapters, theories, and applications
  • Includes only cues to learned information that the student cannot retrieve
  • Only makes sense to the student; typically, would not be useful to other students in the course
  • Does NOT include include facts, concepts, procedures, etc. that the student might be expected to know for a course

How to create a Cue Sheet (G. Eaton-Smith, Queen's University, 2019)

Cue Sheet Example 1 (Queen's)
Cue Sheet Example 2 (Queen's)

Formula Sheet Guidelines

Students must ensure that their formulae sheet meets the following guidelines:

  • Double sided, 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper (handwritten or typed)
  • 12 point font or larger
  • May be organized in a variety of ways, including chronologically, by modules, themes or chapters
  • Includes only the formulae covered within the test material
  • Does NOT include cues or notes on how/when to apply the formulae
  • Does NOT include cues or notes, besides specific formulae, regarding any of the other material being tested